The Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM are Microsoft's latest feature phones

Microsoft may have restructured its phone division, but the company is still launching new feature phones that have some interesting features. The latest such devices are the Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM, which will go on sale first in India, Asia, and the Middle East in December for $55.

Microsoft talks about the cameras in the phones in their press announcements:

"The Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM have not one but two 2-megapixel cameras–one on the back and one on the front. Both cameras include LED flash so each and every picture will be perfectly illuminated, day and night.""Taking and sharing your selfies is as easy as ever. Activate the camera using the shortcut camera key, look at your phone, and smile before taking the shot. When you're happy with the photo, just hit the "share" button and upload your special moments to social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and GroupMe by Skype."

The Nokia 230 phones will also have a 2.8-inch touchscreen, which owners can use to access Bing Search and the Opera Mini Browser. It will also have a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of storage, which will allow users to store and play games, watch videos and listen to MP3 tunes. Talk time is up to 23 hours for both phones, with standby time for up to 23 days. The Nokia 230 phones will be available in other parts of the world in 2016.

Under their current agreement, Microsoft still has the rights to make feature phones using the Nokia brand name until the fourth quarter of 2016.

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham